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FDA Poisonous Plant Database

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The Poisonous Plant database provides access to references in the scientific literature (primarily print literature through about 2007) describing studies and reports of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts.

The information in this database is intended only for scientific exchange. It has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for publication nor does it have any official status. The information is continually increasing and being modified; it is neither error-free not comprehensive. Information herein is in the public domain. Any copyrighted or privately owned material inadvertently included will be removed as soon as possible.

For information or concerns about the toxicity of plants, contact the local Poison Control Center in your area. A directory of these is available from The American Association of Poison Control Centers (http://www.aapcc.org/)

For poisoning emergency call 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.

Search the FDA Poisonous Plant Database (Data updated May 2008)

    Enter a term or exact phrase (e.g., a plant name). All records containing the text will be displayed.
  • Use of common terms such as "poison" or "plant" will generate a large number of returns.
  • Searching on plant names will probably generate the most useful search results.
  • The details link provides a listing of all other plants cited in that particular reference, as well as the full text for abstracts.
  • Contact Fred Fry at frederick.fry@fda.hhs.gov to report problems or errors.

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about 14 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Pseudotsuga menziesii "
AUTHOR(S): Daly, B. M.; Stevenson, C. J.
TITLE:  Contact dermatitis to wood wool.
YEAR: 1984 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 11 123 [English]
FDA #: F11605
ABSTRACT: Complete article: Contact dermatitis due to pine wood is uncommon (1). This is in contrast to its allergenic potential and its widespread use. We report a case of pine wood (wood wool) induced dermatitis in a patient who was already sensitive to c ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Duncan, A. J.; Young, S. A.
TITLE:  The effect of pattern of feeding on the development of food preferences in goats in response to positive and negative postingestive consequences.
YEAR: 2004 CITATION: Acamovic T; Stewart CS; Pennycott TW (eds.) Poisonous plants and related toxins. CABI. Wallingford, , 1(Chap 79), 526-530 FDA #: F25959     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Fowler, M. E.
TITLE:  Plant poisoning in free-living wild animals: A review.
YEAR: 1983 CITATION: J Wildl Dis, 19(1), 34-43 [English]
FDA #: F06252     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Gardner, D. R.; James, L. F.
TITLE:  Pine needle abortion in cattle: Analysis of isocupressic acid in North American gymnosperms.
YEAR: 1999 CITATION: Phytochem Anal, 10 132-136 [English]
FDA #: F25394
ABSTRACT: BIOSIS COPYRIGHT: BIOL ABS. Isocupressic acid is a labdane resin acid found in Pinus ponderosa needles and causes abortion in late term pregnant cattle. A chemical survey was conducted to determine the phytochemical distribution of isocupressic aci ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Gardner, D. R.; Panter, K. E.; James, L. F.; Stegelmeier, B. L.; Pfister, J. A.
TITLE:  Diterpene acid chemistry of ponderoda pine and implications for late-term induced abortions in cattle.
YEAR: 1998 CITATION: Garland T, Barr AC (eds.) Toxic plants and other natural toxicants. CABI. New York, -(Chap 67), 339-344 [English]
FDA #: F23080     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hausen, B. M.
TITLE:  Berufsbedingte Kontaktdermatitiden durch Pflanzen und Holzer.
YEAR: 1978 CITATION: Arbeitsmed Sozialmed Praventivmed, 13(8), 161-166 [German]
FDA #: F11330
ABSTRACT: German abstract: Ein kurzer Überblick über die Klinik und Ursachen der durch Pflanzen und Hölzer hervorgerufenen allergischen Kontaktekzeme zeigt das bevorzugte Auftreten dieser Berufserkrankung bei Gätnern, Züchtern, Floristen, Landwirten und Gemüs ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Henry, A.
TITLE:  Manna of larch and of Douglas fir, melezitose and lethal honey.
YEAR: 1924 CITATION: Pharm J Pharmacist, 112(3156), 387-390 [English]
FDA #: F24666     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Oh, H. K.; Sakai, T.; Jones, M. B.; Longhurst, W. M.
TITLE:  Effect of various essential oils isolated from Douglas fir needles upon sheep and deer rumen microbial activity.
YEAR: 1967 CITATION: Appl Microbiol, 15(4), 777-784 [English]
FDA #: F22697
ABSTRACT: The effects of essential oils isolated from Douglas fir needles on sheep and deer rumen microbial activity were tested by use of an anaerobic manometric technique. Rumen microorganisms were obtained from a sheep which had been fed mainly on alfalfa h ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Schoental, R.
TITLE:  Carcinogens in plants and microorganisms.
YEAR: 1976 CITATION: Searle CE (ed) Chemical carcinogens. Am Chem Soc Monograph, #173(Chap 12), 626-689 [English]
FDA #: FB0159
ABSTRACT: The natural occurrence of carcinogens in plants and microorganisms is discussed. The topics include pyrrolizidine alkaloids, their carcinogenic potential, and their metabolism and mechanism of action. Methylenedioxy-, polymethoxy-allyl-, and propenyl ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Utah State Univ
TITLE:  Common trees of Logan Canyon.
YEAR: 1950 CITATION: Mimeograph, - 2 pp [English]
FDA #: ------     See Details

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